There are many ideas for how to celebrate Easter Sunday at home. No matter you reason for wanting to celebrate Easter Sunday at home there are many fun activities you can do to make the holiday special.
How To Celebrate Easter Sunday At Home
Celebrating Easter Sunday at home can be comforting, relaxing, more cost-effective, and provide better flexibility for various schedules.
You will have the opportunity to create meaningful traditions and spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you.
I am going to share a few ideas that you can consider when deciding how you and your family want to celebrate at home this Easter Sunday.
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1. Attend an online church service
Many churches, even small local churches, are now streaming their church services online. Even in the small town that we live in many of the churches, including our own, stream their services.
I have found this to be a great substitute for those Sunday’s when I am unable to attend in person. We recently had some germs that cycled through our family for a few weeks and it was nice that even during that time I was able to watch the service online. Our church also has several members who exclusively watching online due to mobility, health, or scheduling issues.
Find a local church that is streaming the Easter service, or even a church that’s not local to you at all, and enjoy participating in worship from the comfort of your living room.
2. Have An Easter Egg Hunt
Hide Easter eggs either indoors, outdoors, or both and enjoy having an Easter egg hunt with your family.
Even if you do not have small children you can still put on an Easter egg hunt. Consider including money or prizes in the eggs instead of just candy to make it more exciting for an older crowd. Or maybe you have one golden egg with a large cash prize so while everyone is gathering eggs they are all seeking out that most coveted prize.
I have seen Easter egg hunts that were held like a scavenger hunt with hints to different locations.
Let your creativity take the lead on this one and just have fun.
3. Decorate Your Home For Easter
Another great way to be creative and festive when you celebrate Easter Sunday at home is by decorating the house. Easter eggs, bunnies, religious decor such as crosses, and even spring flowers are all great ways to bring Easter alive in your home.
I have found some very cute and affordable holiday decorations by looking at dollar stores and other discount stores. You can definitely add a little festive spirit to your home without breaking the budget.
4. Serve Easter Dinner
Easter dinner is a traditional part of the Easter holiday. Put together a lovely meal for your family and friends to celebrate Easter Sunday at home together.
In many parts of the world the traditional Easter Sunday dinner includes ham, roasted vegetables, hot cross buns, deviled eggs, and Easter themed desserts. However, there is no rule that says you must serve ham on Easter. If you are looking for a more budget friendly option that feeds a crowd a roasted chicken would be much more economical.
Regardless of what is on the menu it is the love and together that the meal brings that matters most.
5. Spend Time With Family
Spend quality time with your loved ones and take time to just enjoy being together. Do the things that you and your family most enjoy doing. You could play a board game, go for a hike, watch movies, work on a craft, have a dance party, or anything else.
Quality time spent with the people that you love is never wasted.
For every holiday I always try to think about the memories that I’ll be making with my family and especially my children. Those are precious moments that will leave a lasting impact in all of our lives. I know that the time we spend together and the memories that we make are far more important than anything money can buy.
6. Dye Easter Eggs
The classic tradition of dying Easter eggs is a great activity to include in your at home celebration of Resurrection Sunday. I always find the traditional kits at my local grocery store or there is this fancy one that I think would be lots of fun to try.
7. Bake An Easter Treat
Make Resurrection Rolls or Hot Cross Buns together as a family or with a group of friends. Another Easter themed treat that is great to make with kids is bunny or egg shaped cookies. Kids can help cut out the cookies and decorate them.
8. Read The Story Of Easter
As Christians it is very important to us to focus on the true reason we celebrate Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday. Reading the story of Easter together as a family either straight from the Bible or using Resurrection Eggs for a more kids friendly approach is a great way to celebrate Easter at home.
9. “Egg” Your Neighbors
This game is much better than throwing actual eggs at your neighbors property I promise. Fill up some plastic Easter eggs with candy, small toys, or other goodies and hide them around your neighbors front yard. Put together a note for them explaining that they have been “egged” and must go on a treasure hunt then ring the bell and run away!
10. Perform A Random Act Of Kindness
Not only will this brighten someone’s day but it is a great way to boost your own mood as well. This is also a fantastic opportunity to teach your children about the importance of being kind to and helping others.
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11. Send Easter Lilies
Sending Easter lilies is a long standing tradition. Easter lilies are a symbol of purity and hope. Send some Easter lilies to a friend or family member who is unable to celebrate with you this year. It will certainly brighten their day and put a smile on their face.
12. Play Outside
We live in Texas and the Easter weather is typically absolutely gorgeous. If you also have beautiful spring weather then take full advantage of it by going outside to play, garden, or just sit and soak up the sun.
I think that too often when we are contemplating how to celebrate Easter at home, or any holiday really, we overcomplicate things with elaborate plans and ideas. Sometimes just the simplicity of sitting on the porch with iced tea and people you love is all you need.
13. Send Easter Cards
Greeting cards aren’t just for Christmas, Valentine’s, and birthdays! Sending Easter cards is an old tradition that is worth bringing back. Easter cards are an affordable way to send some blessings and smiles.
I think so often the only thing we find in our mailboxes is junk or bills. What a lovely surprise when you find a card or sweet note! It absolutely fills me with such joy when I receive one and I’m sure the same can be said for anyone you choose to send a card to this Easter.
14. Open Easter Baskets
Easter baskets filled with toy bunnies, chocolate bunnies, eggs, and other goodies are a great way to celebrate Easter Sunday at home.
15. Make An Easter Tree
Germany and Sweden have a tradition of putting up Easter trees that dates back hundreds of years. This idea is starting to gain popularity here in the United States where people are decorating their tables with small Easter trees.
16. Give Back
Easter is a wonderful time to give back to others or your community. Take a walk around a local park and pick up litter, volunteer at a non-profit, or even just spend a few minutes writing thank-you notes.
17. Video Chat
Video chat with family members or friends who live far away. This is a great way to connect with others and feel close even though you are far away.
18. Create A New Tradition
Creating a new tradition can be a fun and meaningful way to bring more joy and connection to your family or community. Get input from your other family members, choose the new activity, and remember it’s always easier to start small and build on the tradition over time.
19. Make Candy
Easter and chocolate bunnies go hand in hand. This year learn how to make your own chocolate bunnies or another kind of candy. You could make the goodies together as a family or make them in advance to be added to Easter eggs or Easter baskets.
20. Sidewalk Messages
Use sidewalk chalk to leave messages or silly Easter related jokes for your neighbors to see as they walk by. Sidewalk chalk is fun for kids and can be a great way to do an Easter activity that will bring a smile to someone’s face.
You could also leave out chalk and a sign for your neighbors encouraging them to leave notes, jokes, or drawings as well.
21. Make An Easter Craft
There are so many Easter crafts on Pinterest ranging in all different skill level. Find one that appeals to you and make a fun Easter craft as part of your celebration.
22. Have A Bunny Hop Race
Set up a track in your yard and then give the kids a pillow case to put their legs into. Next, have the kids hop around the track racing to see who can finish first. Be ready for lots of laughs!
23. Learn About Easter Traditions In Other Countries
As a homeschool mom I am always on the look out for ways to incorporate learning and educational activities into just about everything. Learning about the traditions and customs of other countries is so fascinating. You may find out about origins of traditions you already have or find something that your family would like to start incorporating.
24. Spoon Race
Put a raw egg on a spoon and then place the handle of the spoon into your mouth. Now you just take off and see who can make it to the finish line without dropping or breaking their egg. No hands allowed! If you have very little participants you can use boiled eggs instead of raw for less mess and less likelihood of tears.
25. Have A Dance Party
Put on an Easter themed playlist, like this one of 50 Easter songs for kids, and show off your dance skills.
26. Have A Easter Baking Competition
Host your very own Bake Off and see who can make the best Easter cake. Decide ahead of time how you will judge and put together some prizes or ribbons for the winners.
27. Have A Picnic
Put a twist on the traditional Easter dinner by taking everything into the backyard and having a picnic. The novelty will be grand for both kids and adults. I know my family always enjoys a good picnic even if it’s just on the living room floor on a rainy day.
28. Go On A Nature Walk
Enjoy the beauty of the newness of spring and all the new life that Easter brings with a nature walk. You can make it a game by trying to find a number of different flowers, three things that start with the letter ‘E’, or print off a nature walk scavenger hunt from Pinterest.
29. Read Easter Themed Books
Take a trip to your local library ahead of time and pick out some Easter themed books. You can read them together in the living room, at the table, in the backyard on a blanket, or even setup a special “book tent” for the day that is filled up with good books and cozy blankets and pillows.
30. Make A “Bunny Den”
Sometimes our Easter Sunday’s are filled with dark clouds and rain. On those days going outside is less than ideal so instead we make a blanket fort aka a bunny den. All the little bunnies play inside the den with their toy bunnies, we read books in the den, play with flashlights, and maybe even hide a few plastic eggs depending on how ambitious the den creation was.
31. Plant A Garden
Get started on your modern homesteading dreams by planting a vegetable garden or flower bed. Easter is a time to celebrate life and the blessings of life so what better way than by growing and tending to plants.